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University of Denver Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

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This is the complete guide for transferring to DU. We suggest you read until the end...

I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

At DU, 11.0% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

What are the transfer requirements for DU?

DU requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

Admission Item Required?
High School Transcript Required of Some
College Transcript Required of All
Essay or Personal Statement Required of All
Interview Not Required
Standardized Test Scores Required of Some
Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Required of All

In addition to the above requirements, DU also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

DU does not report a specific number of credits required for transfer.

What are University of Denver’s Transfer Deadlines?

Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down DU transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

Closing Date Reported Deadline
Fall Transfer Deadline rolling
Winter Transfer Deadline rolling
Spring Transfer Deadline rolling
Summer Transfer Deadline rolling

Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

When are decision dates for University of Denver transfer applicants?

If you applied to transfer to DU on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

Deadline Notification Dates
Fall Transfer Deadline rolling
Winter Transfer Deadline rolling
Spring Transfer Deadline rolling
Summer Transfer Deadline rolling

Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

What is University of Denver’s transfer acceptance rate?

In 2019, DU received 1150 transfer applicants.

The school accepted 514 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for DU is 44.7%.

This indicates how hard it is to transfer into DU...

Additionally, of the 514 accepted transfer students, 171 students enrolled - that means the yield was 33.27%.

DU accepts 45 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

What are the University of Denver transfer GPA requirements?

DU requires a minimum college GPA of 3.72 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

Will you enjoy transferring to DU?

There are a lot of reasons to transfer to DU. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

Or perhaps you’re drawn to Denver...

Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

Finding success at DU is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

If you’re considering transferring to DU then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

Final Verdict: How to transfer into DU

Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned.
DU accepts 44.7% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

To have a shot at transferring into DU, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.72 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 3.87. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of DU students.

25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
SAT Math 560 650 605
SAT Reading 550 660 605
2018 Total SAT Score 1110 1310 1210
25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
ACT Math 25 - 25
ACT Reading 25 32 28
2018 Total ACT Score 50 32 41

University of Denver’s average SAT score is 1210. To be a competitive applicant for University of Denver your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

If you’re considering transferring to DU, you may also want to consider the schools:

Transfering to New York University
Transfering to The University of Texas at Austin
Transfering to Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Transfering to UC Berkeley
Transfering to University of Southern California
Transfering to Harvard University
Transfering to Boston University
Transfering to University of Florida
Transfering to UCLA